There are interesting effects of interconnectedness, such as unexplainable phenomena or so called extraordinary abilities of the mind. When seen from the point of view of the law of interconnectedness, these events appear normal and most natural. When this knowledge is crystallized in a mind, the mind drops its illusory boundaries and experience of oneness is gained in various forms. An evolved mind is the one where no separation is perceived. That mind sees itself as one with everything. This is the part two of two of the talk on the law of interconnectedness.
Law of interconnectedness arises out of the oneness of all that is. The unity of all is seen as a connection, among everything and everyone. The mind divides the oneness into many, and also creates an illusion of separation between itself and everything else. When we take a closer look, these illusions are destroyed. Oneness is beyond mind, therefore the mind can only find a hint of it in unexplainable interconnectedness among the illusory parts. This is the part one of two of the talk on the law of interconnectedness.
The law of perfection points to the necessity that everything is perfect as it is. In other words, nothing can be added or taken away from the way things are. That may sound counter to our own experience, but that is because we have biases and preferences. In itself the universe is pure perfection, including our ignorance and biases, they are the way they must be. This law is very powerful, it has the potential to liberate a mind from Samsaric wheel in a few minutes.
The law of self similarity derives from the fractal nature of the reality.
Everything is arranged in layers and each one is a low resolution copy of the one above it. When we study this law and experience it directly, we open up to the possibility of there being more layers on top of that which we think is "me".
The law makes us tiny and humble. This law shows that there is no end to seeking, when you explore all that which can be experienced. Your search must take you inwards not outwards, and then you will see that you are one all encompassing unity, having no structure and no layers of any kind.
Law of relativity overrides our subjective and biased notions of absolute. It arises out of necessity, as there are no absolutes in this existence, everything stands in relation and comparison to something. This law also renders our ideas of getting, being or achieving something, meaningless. This law is the key to understanding of the true meaning of the word liberation. Knowledge of the law of relativity shows us that which is absolute. Although it appears simple and obvious, it is very profound and one can leverage this law to reach absolute freedom.
The multi-layered structure of the mind is ever changing. The change is in the direction of more adaptation, more harmony with its surroundings. The mind changes as per the constrains on it, and as per the necessity. This is the law of evolution of the mind. Evolution is an exploration of variety. When seen from a human perspective, we find that it is both constructive and destructive. Naturally, we would like to bias it in our favour, and fortunately, we can leverage the law of evolution to quickly reach better minds, and to free us from a matter dependent existence faster.
Law of identity of perception and manifestation, states that whatever is being perceived, is being manifested simultaneously. It is the very nature of the mind, it is happening autonomously and transparently. We can manifest only that which senses can offer, and hence our abilities and experiences are very limited. There is a possibility for the mind to change and evolve, which shifts it into a new reality where new senses and new abilities appear, where it can leverage this law to fulfil its desires instantly. By doing so a human can evolve into a superhuman.
Law of balance ensures that positivity is balanced by negativity. Whenever there is an excess of one polarity, it reverses and goes to the other extreme. This oscillation continues, till everything is well balanced. Our lives are a series of swings from too positive to too negative. This is because our actions and thoughts are imbalanced. Knowledge of this law helps to bring back the balance and harmony in our daily lives. It becomes smooth and peaceful instead of violent swings of polarities.
Law of attraction, or mental attractors, has a firm grip on the minds, especially human minds. If we are unaware of it, we are bound to remain in a deep pit, of an attractor, which the mind digs for itself. If we know this law well, we can leverage it to come out of any situation, and become anything we please. A mind is fully capable of attracting anything, and as soon as it does so, the reality around it changes itself.
The mind distorts all neutral experiences into either positive or negative. This is the nature of the mind. This is the law of polarities. The reality is seen as either positive or negative because of the conditioning or preferences of the mind. An understanding of this law frees us from it, and one can even leverage it to get what one wants easily.
Our past conditioning determines our actions, and the consequences result in learning. Life is a means to learn our lessons which these actions and consequences produce. Learning helps to evolve, to progress and to become better. Minds are governed by the law of action, and this law completely determines how the minds evolve. Doing an action may not bring about the desirable consequences, but it always brings a lesson. So the right action is that which brings the right lessons that can help us grow and evolve. The more we evolve, more free we become. More freedom brings more happiness and peace. Happiness and freedom are thus, our goals.
Law of action or Karma is perhaps the most important law of the mind. Although it looks plain, simple and obvious, it has roots that go very deep. This law determines how a mind works and how it acts. It is also the backbone of the reality. Study of this law answers many fundamental questions related to human existence, such as - why am I the way I am? What am I doing here in this world, what is the purpose or point of it? Why should I act and how should I act? What are the consequences of my actions and how to act so that I get desired consequences?
Law of impermanence is a direct result of the flowing nature of the reality. Nothing here stays, everything comes and goes. Clinging to all that which is not going to stay is a cause of suffering. Knowing that the life is not about accumulating, getting, bonding or doing, it is only a continuous flow of experiences, frees us from the suffering. Reality is all that can be experienced, and by its very nature, it is momentary, ephemeral and ever changing. In contrast, the Self is changeless, eternal and the only thing that lasts, it is what I am. So detaching with what comes and goes and identifying with what remains is the key that frees us from suffering.
Study of the nature of reality gives us some clues about the ways in which it operates. These regular and consistent ways become the laws of the mind. These laws are unbreakable, eternal and truly universal. Knowledge of these laws can help to bring the mind out of its misery and although the mind cannot escape these laws, they can be leveraged to make one's daily life as a mind and a body, easier and smoother.